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  • Johnson says UK should welcome Trump

    January 21, 2018 2:47 AM 5

    LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest. A day ahead of Johnson welcoming his US counterpart Rex Tillerson to Britain for talks, Johnson said postponing any Trump trip would be acting against the UK's "single

  • Five killed in arson attack on Seoul motel

    January 20, 2018 4:07 AM 3

    Forensic workers examine the site of a fatal arson attack in central Seoul January 20, 2018. — AFP picSEOUL, Jan 20 — Five people were killed and four others were hospitalised today in an arson attack on a motel in downtown Seoul, police said. Witnesses said a delivery man carried out the attack in a fit of anger after being denied a room at the two-story

  • Australian in serious condition after Copacabana accident (VIDEO)

    January 19, 2018 3:46 PM 3

    Paramedics help the injured after a vehicle ran over some people at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 18, 2018. — Reuters picRIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19 — An Australian man, one of 17 people injured when a car crashed into a crowd at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, was in a serious condition today, health officials said. A nine-month-old baby girl was killed

  • WWII Soviet bomber parts found in lake near Auschwitz

    January 19, 2018 2:37 PM 3

    Carnations are placed on the barbed wire in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, April 16, 2015. A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet bomber aircraft from World War II when he drained his lake near the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. — Reuters picWARSAW, Jan 19 — A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet

  • China to enshrine Xi’s name in state constitution

    January 19, 2018 12:21 PM 3

    China’s Communist Party proposed today to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution. — Reuters picBEIJING, Jan 19 — China’s Communist Party proposed today to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades. Xi’s eponymous

  • Multi-million dollar Shell fuel heist began as early as July 2017

    January 19, 2018 12:51 AM 5

    Suspects, part of a group of 17 detained over their part in an alleged oil theft at Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery, arrive in a van at the State Courts, Singapore January 9, 2018 in this picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Jan 19 — The suspects behind the multi-million dollar Shell fuel heist began misappropriating oil from the energy

  • No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards

    January 19, 2018 12:49 AM 4

    This file photo taken on March 18, 2005 shows an outside view of Saint Francois de Molitor Church in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. — AFP picPARIS, Jan 19 — The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small bills — but a Paris church is testing a high-tech

  • Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump’s ‘shithole’ slur

    January 19, 2018 12:14 AM 6

    This file photo taken on April 7, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley during an United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, at the UN headquarters in New York. — AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 19 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret yesterday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump’s alleged description of African

  • Trump reveals winners of controversial ‘Fake News Awards’

    January 18, 2018 3:04 AM 7

    US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview at the White House in Washington January 17, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 18 — Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted “Fake News Awards” late yesterday, escalating his already persistent attacks on a number of major US media outlets. The awards dropped hours after a senator from Trump's

  • Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects ‘horrible’ bipartisan plan

    January 18, 2018 12:30 AM 10

    Demonstrators calling for new protections for so-called 'Dreamers,' undocumented children brought to the US by their immigrant parents, walk through a senate office building in Washington January 17, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 17 — US President Donald Trump yesterday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticising